Pregnant and blue stilton
The English blue cheese blue stilton is a cheese that, due to its protective designation of origin, must meet a certain preparation method in order to be called blue stilton. One of these is that the cheese is always made from pasteurized cow's milk. This is the main reason why the soft blue cheese is not recommended for pregnant women, despite the fact that several incidents of Listeria contamination with blue stilton have been reported in the past.
Blue stilton during pregnancy
Eating blue stilton during pregnancy is not discouraged because there is no increased risk of Listeria infection. This is because the milk from which the cheese is made has to be pasteurized and is therefore free from Listeria. The blue stilton in which a bottle of port is placed a few weeks before Christmas is less suitable for pregnant women because of the alcohol.